Photo by Margaret DowningLawrence Allen (L) and Greg MeyersThe Houston ISD employees who were asked to draft a resolution asking the State Board of Education to step back from the changes it made recently in the proposed social studies curriculum for public school students, told the Houston s ... More >>
The Houston Chronicle's education blog mentioned that the HISD board bid a fond farewell yesterday to longtime spokesman Terry Abbott, who is leaving at the end of the month to become a consultant. "[A]s board member Natasha Kamrani put it: 'Terry Abbott is a junk-yard dog. He will stand in front o ... More >>
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HISD shuts down a program for visually impaired students and strips its teacher of her job
Did a Channel 13 reporter sneak her way into an exclusive?
Surprise, surprise. The Little League has trounced T.H. Rogers.
Plus: Junk Food, Junk Suits; Pigeon Hold, Meds for the Poor
HISD's Stripling stalls while opposing sides clamor for a decision about the T.H. Rogers playground
Behind the scenes, HISD trustee Shadwick and influential good ol' boys work to do good. And they probably have -- though maybe not for everyone.
Some CEP students have been locked in for years
Jones High needs a lot of renovation -- and not just the buildings. At least HISD can't pretend it doesn't know it has a problem. Its own task force told it so.
Jones High gets to keep Principal Lawrence Allen but loses its prestigious Vanguard program
Principal Lawrence Allen is a role model to some, an inept bumbler to others. Jones High School is split: Magnet-program parents versus the local community. It's up to Superintendent Kaye Stripling to make it right. Lucky her.
Did an old feud foil a plan to treat HISD kids to Lord of the Rings?
Houston headed toward hard times: sports flops, floods and transit duds. If only city fathers could find a proven leader, an energy executive with a KEN-do attitude.
HISD cuts $2 million from CEP's lucrative deal and adds more controls.
Rod Paige searches for the perfect image, and CEP wiggles in even closer to the power source -- wherever it can find it
Is Westbury High the victim of neglect? Or do jealous parents just mistakenly think HISD takes better care of other schools?
HISD settles with parents over CEP punishments
The new HISD superintendent was just a phone call away
HISD and a paid trustee get entangled in the spreading empire of a private firm touting safe alternative schools for troubled kids. So why are some students and parents so scared?
A shadowy California consultant rakes in school district cash
HISD insists that kids sent to its alternative school should spend an entire year there, no matter what. What a crock.
A prime piece of HISD land goes on sale
Positions open as top Paige deputies depart on the Northbound Train
Children get burned by HISD over a gun-shaped lighter
Fat starting salaries! Hefty raises! HISD says its administrators deserve them.
The Rice School/La Escuela Rice was a much-touted experiment by HISDand Rice University. So far, the results haven't been encouraging.